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Urban Farming: Towards Eco-Friendly Urban Life Style

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  • R M Channaveer

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Green Revolution assured food security but it took away sustainability of environment. Corporate culture, on the other hand, exploits both natural and human resources posing danger to the equilibrium of nature. Excess use of fertilizers, pesticides and genetically modified seeds in Indian agriculture is the most prominent factor in the degradation of agriculture system due to anti-environment practices. To speak of the urban life style, which is succumbing to the industrial pollution and environmental pollution, is a major segment showing vulnerability to health challenges. City warming, air pollution and consumption of toxic foods are posing grave threat to the urban mass. Subsequently, the health expenditure due to health vulnerability is multiplying. It is found that about 25 percent of the patients admitted in hospitals are pushed below poverty line due to taxing health expenditure. Urban life style disorders like asthma, diabetes, cardiac complications, cancer, arthritis and above all the psycho-somatic disorders are the by product of consumption of toxic food, environmental pollution and alienation from vegetation

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  • R M Channaveer, 2006. "Urban Farming: Towards Eco-Friendly Urban Life Style," Journal of Global Economy, Research Centre for Social Sciences,Mumbai, India, vol. 2(3), pages 164-171, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:jge:journl:233
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    Indian Economy; Pollution; Agriculture;

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    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics

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